Dental Assistant II

  • Mission Health System
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Apr 23, 2018

Job Description

About Our Dental Program

The dental outreach program and Mission Children's Hospital offer education, prevention and complete dental care by providing a dental office directly to children at school via The ToothBus®, a 40-foot-long mobile dental office. Additionally, our program provides child-friendly surgical care in an operating room under general anesthesia when children have special needs or require extensive dental care. The purpose of the program is to improve the oral health of children across western North Carolina regardless of their financial status.

Mission Children's Hospital provides dental care to children who may not otherwise receive it for a variety of reasons including: the child needs extensive work that requires treatment under general anesthesia; there are not enough dentists who see children in some areas; and/or there are not enough dentists who accept Medicaid as payment in western North Carolina. The ToothBus® is set up to provide the same services offered in a traditional dental office in remote areas that have no other access to care. The bus travels the rural, mountainous roads to take care of children during the day at their at their elementary school site so that parents do not have to take time off from work. For very young children who need extensive work or may have special needs, the operating room option to have all of their work done at one time addresses these concerns. Once the child receives full-mouth restoration in the operating room, they return to their dentist in the community (or The ToothBus®) to continue receiving routine checkups. If they do not have a dentist in the community, our program assists them with locating a regular dentist.

Job Summary: Assists dentists in the provision of patient care in the mobile operatories (ToothBus') and in the operating rooms of Asheville Surgical Center. Accomplishes various administrative tasks to support patient care activities when not involved in direct patient care.

Required Education: DAII under North Carolina Dental Practice Act. (Certification in Dental Radiography and Coronal Polishing)

Preferred Education: Graduation from an American Dental Association approved CDA program with certification from Dental Assisting National Board.

Required License: None

Preferred License: DANB Certification

Required Experience: None

Preferred Experience: Two years clinical experience post certification. Experience with pediatric patients.